Cover Art: Sworn in Steel (UK Cover vs US Cover)

Hey all. Now, I know we don’t normally do non-Black Library cover art, and I know I was beaten to it by Civilian Reader, but here’s a quick glance at the jaw-dropping cover art that’s being published in the UK by Tor, and in the US by Roc. Have a look below. Also, a review for the first novel in this series will be coming shortly. 


Let us know what you think. What cover would you pick for Among Thieves and Sworn in Steel? The American, or the UK one? 


~Bane of Kings






On your left, you will see the UK Cover for Sworn in Steel by Douglas Hulick. On Your Right, you’ll see the US one. I would give you a blurb, but I can’t find one during my browsing across the Internet. Regardless, I think I know which one I like better. (The UK) 

Below, you’ll find the UK and US Covers of the first book in the series, (In the same order, of course) Among Thieves, and the blurb for the first novel. 


Drothe is a Nose, an informant who finds and takes care of trouble inside the criminal organization he’s a part of. He also smuggles imperial relics on the side.
When his boss sends him to Ten Ways to track down who’s been leaning on his organization’s people, Drothe discovers hints of a much bigger mystery. Someone is trying to stir up trouble between lower-level criminal organizations, including the one Drothe belongs to. And there’s a book rumored to contain imperial glimmer (or magic) that a lot of very dangerous people seem to be looking for – including two crime bosses known as the Gray Princes.
When Drothe discovers the book, he finds himself holding a bit of swag that can bring down emperors, shatter the criminal underworld, and unlock forbidden magic…that’s if he can survive long enough to use it.


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  • Guest

    British ones are awesome.
    to be honest. wat the hell is with the american ones….
    i wouldnt have noticed it with covers like them….

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, me too – I picked up the UK Cover of Among Thieves only on whim because its cover looked awesome. I can’t wait for Sworn in Steel, it looks awesome.